Vishal Kale reviews The Sympathy Wave on his blog (link below).
I was really impressed that he got the book and reviewed it almost immediately (the post is dated 24 Dec) and he has really got to the essence of the book. I'd love to know what the "one flaw" is, but he perceptively gets to one dilemma I struggled with (and I'm sure many writers do too) - how to strike the right balance between building characters and describing scenes, vs. moving the story along!
You can view the review here.
Following the soft launch of The Sympathy Wave on Monday, 6th January, 2014, articles have begun to appear in the press about the book. Here's what Deccan Chronicle had to say.
In a packed Chamiers Cafe yesterday evening, I launched The Sympathy Wave on Chennai Live 104.8 FM's "Cover to Cover" radio program. This program, sponsored by my publishers, Westland Books, is designed to go to interesting places with authors of books, to get them to connect with the audience.
The show was hosted by Chennai Live's self-styled "book-chick", Jane Ram, and also featured romantic comedy writer Judy Balan. Jane enjoyed needling the two of us, given that we were from two dramatically different genres, and watching us do battle.
At one point she also brought by son in from the audience, and had a lively discussion with him on his reading habits (he's a voracious reader of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series). The 10-year old kid handled the questions easily and with confidence, saying that he liked those books because of the violence, but not mine because it's "disgusting".
The program will be broadcast on Saturday, 18 Jan 2014, on 104.8 FM in Chennai.
There were several journalists in attendance, and their interviews with me should begin to appear in newspapers soon! I'll also upload the recording when I get a copy!
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